MEDIA REGULATION

  • Pakistan: Geo News sues powerful spy agency for defamation June 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani television channel Geo News is suing the powerful spy agency for defamation over accusations of being antistate, it said on Friday, in a move unprecedented in a country where public criticism of the military is taboo. In the latest twist in a saga that has captivated the country, Pakistan's...
  • Self regulation by electronic media a ploy: Katju January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: "Self regulation" as practised by the electronic media is a "ploy" to escape accountability, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Wednesday claimed and favoured bringing them under the ambit of the media watchdog. "Everybody is accountable to people but media people say we should not...
  • There is no direct connection between the RJs' call and Jacintha's death: PN Vasanti December 13, 2012

    Jacintha Saldanha, a 46yearold nurse of Indian origin in the UK, reportedly committed suicide after falling victim to a prank by Australian radio jockeys Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2Day FM. Greig and Christian impersonated the Queen and the Prince of Wales to extract information about the health of...
  • The Last Word: Tony Blair on Middle East crisis, media regulation December 10, 2012

    In this episode of The Last Word, Karan Thapar interviews exBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair and gets him to speak on the crisis in the Middle East and the need for media regulation. ...
  • Is it time to rewrite social media laws? November 29, 2012

    In a major development, the Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. ...
  • Zee journalists' arrest: Editors call for media regulation November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The arrest of two editors of Zee News Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia has ignited the debate over whether there is a need for regulation of the media. Talking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, editors called for regulation of the media. Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju says...
  • Is it time to introspect practices followed by Indian media? October 25, 2012

    There was high drama at Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal's press conference on Thursday afternoon where he claimed he had proof against the editors of Zee News allegedly extorting money from his team. Jindal screened the video of what was shown to be a sting operation his company did on...
  • The Last Word: Should the sedition law be scrapped? September 11, 2012

    The sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been dropped. But do we also need formal guidelines or regulations for the media? ...
  • Post protests, Govt puts media regulation bill on hold January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the media vehemently opposed the proposed controversial amendments to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hurriedly intervened in the matter, assuring news channels the amendments are being put on hold. A carefully worded PMO statement...
  • Prime Minister puts on hold media gag bill January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday put the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act on hold. Sources told CNNIBN that the PM wanted to take into account the media's reservations on the matter. It is believed that the Government's proposed amendments to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act were drawn...
  • Govt for more media regulations, editors unhappy January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The government's proposed amendments to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act have been drawn against the backdrop of the 26/11 attacks. While the media has put in place a method of self regulation after it came in for cristicism over the coverage of the 26/11 terror, the government...
  • Face the Nation: Who scans media? November 17, 2006

    New Delhi: The nation celebrated National Press Day on November 16. It was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog. Today, the media is everywhere. Take for example, the kidnapping of threeyearold Anant. The media is reporting everything from the investigation leads...